Charred Wood Finish Furniture by Yaroslav Galant


Yaroslav Galant “Innovative Design”, indeed. Who would have thought that burning furniture would give it such a rich and luscious look? The “Born 2B Burn” furniture of this Ukrainian designer uses a patented process after charring the furniture — at 2000 degrees Fahrenheit! This process preserves the wood core by “flash” heating the outer layers at such a high temperature, it produces the incredible effects you see. After cooling, the furniture is injected with their patented substance (epioftonol) and left to crystalize, anywhere from a week to a month. Varnish is applied once the piece has reached the desired state. The process and results are intriguing – and the finish can be applied to almost any range of furniture. Galant’s choice was a baroque looking piece but also imagine a sleek modern piece done in this fashion. The base furniture is available in any style – classic to contemporary to modern – transformed by the fire in the belly of this fine young designer. Long may he burn.


This dresser has a very baroque look – the charred effect is magnificent.


The designer burns the furniture at high temperatures.


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Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.